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McCanns Hid Maddy's Death, Cop Tells Court

Dogs found scent of corpse, according to libel case defense

(Newser) - The parents of missing British toddler Madeleine McCann covered up her accidental death during a Portugal vacation then faked a kidnapping story, a detective testified in a Lisbon court yesterday. The testimony was presented in response to a libel suit brought by Maddy's parents seeking damages for a best-selling book... More »

Maddy's Parents to Sue Ex Police Boss

(Newser) - The parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann are preparing to sue the former Portuguese police chief who has continued to accuse them of playing a role in their daughter's disappearance, reports the Telegraph. "We're taking legal action over his entirely unfounded and grossly defamatory claims that Madeleine is not... More »

Maddy's Parents Release Video in New Plea

Spunky toddler cuts up with baby brothers in heartbreaking new footage

(Newser) - The parents of missing toddler Maddy McCann have released heartbreaking new footage of their daughter in a new plea to the public to help in the search for her, reports the Independent. The scenes reveal a fun-loving, spunky kid playing with her siblings, showing off new pink shoes and donning... More »

Maddy 'Suspect' Sues UK Media

Record libel suit rocks major outlets

(Newser) - A former suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann is suing 12 British news organizations for libel. It's the largest number of claims ever against British media concerning a single issue, reports the Guardian. Robert Murat lived near the Portuguese vacation apartment where the McCanns were staying when the 3-year-old... More »

Police Too Quick to Call McCanns Suspects: Chief

Spokesman calls for elimination of Maddie's parents as suspects

(Newser) - Portuguese authorities were "too hasty" to name the McCanns as formal suspects in the disappearance of their daughter Maddie last May, conceded the country's top policeman yesterday. The McCanns have interpreted Alipio Ribeiro's comments as an implicit acknowledgment of their innocence, the Guardian reports. More »

McCanns Deny Maddy Movie Deal

Only considering projects with 'positive' impact on hunt for daughter, dad says

(Newser) - The parents of missing toddler Madeleine McCann are denying reports that they're negotiating a movie deal with a US production company about the heartbreaking case. "We categorically deny that we are considering a movie about Madeleine's disappearance. This is simply untrue," Madeleine's dad, Gerry, wrote on his weblog. More »

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